Each week, we scour the Internet superhighway for the latest and greatest Internet of Things news. From product launches to thought leadership articles, below are our five favorite IoT items this week.
Internet of Things Smart Furniture Unveiled by SK Telecom, Hyundai
South Korea’s largest mobile carrier SK Telecom, together with local furniture maker Hyundai Livart, has unveiled new Internet of Things-enabled household furniture. Read more.
The solution to football concussions may come from ‘a smartphone in your mouth’
Jack Marucci is the director of athletic training at LSU, where the nationally-ranked football team averages about six concussions during a month of training camp, but only two or three during a season spanning from September until January. Usually, the concussions are suffered by the largest men on the field, the offensive and defensive linemen. Wondering why, Marucci began researching sensors and accelerometers, most suited for use in helmets or even do-rags. Read more.
Raspberry Pi Model A+ Arrives — The Cheapest And Smallest Pi Yet
The Raspberry Pi low cost Linux microcomputer which has fired up a cottage industry of makers and hardware tinkerers since hitting the market in early 2012 — even enabling multiple Pi-powered startups — just got even cheaper. Read more.
VCs Look To The Future As IoT Investments Soar
From personal mobility device Whill to wireless power transmitter uBeam, Internet of Things startups are amassing millions in venture dollars to make their way out of the conceptual future and into our homes, cars and offices. Read more.
The robo karate kid! Terrifying two legged giant robot being developed by Google learns to stand on one leg – and recreates scene from cult film
The Atlas robot created by Google-owned firm Boston Dynamics is a formidable figure at 6ft 2in tall and weighing in at 330lb.The robot boasts 28 hydraulically actuated joints and stereo vision, and is one of the most advanced robots ever created. Read more.